Taiwan 4th place in FIBA Asia U18 women’s championship

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Taiwan U18 women’s NT lost to South Korea 61-42 in the bronze medal game of the 2012 FIBA Asia U18 Women’s Championship in Johor Bahru, Malaysia yesterday and failed to win a ticket to the World Championship.

Taiwan defeated South Korea 88-71 in its last preliminary game, but the team obviously was still in a slump yesterday after suffering a 113-55 defeat against Japan in the semifinal.

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Lin Yu-ting leads Taiwan U-18 women’s NT in Malaysia

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With experiences at the U16 and U18 Asian championship as well as the U19 World Championship, 180cm versatile forward Lin Yu-ting will be Taiwan NT’s leader at the FIBA Asia U18 Championship for Women at Johor Baru, Malaysia.

Lin will be one of the few players who was able to participate in two U18 Asia events because she made the NT roster at a very young age.

And her goal would be the same — making the medal round and win an opportunity for a berth in the World Championship in Lithuania next year.

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Taiwan finishes eleventh in Chile

2011 Chile U19 Woman

Led by Lin Yu-ting’s 15, Taiwan placed five scorers in double-digit and defeated host Chile for the second time in the tournament to finish 11th  place in the 2011 FIBA World U19 Championship for Women.

While the 11th place is not something to brag about, it is already Taiwan’s best finish in the tourney. Taiwan was winless in its first appearance in 1993. This year it had a 3-5 record in Chile.

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World U19 Women’s: Taiwan opens with win over Slovenia

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Puerto Varas (2011 FIBA U19 World Championship for Women) – While some may have thought Chinese Taipei were in Chile to make up the numbers, they have shown they mean business on night one of the FIBA U19 World Championship for Women.

The FIBA U18 Asia Championship bronze medallists squarely put one foot in the Eight Finals with a superb 83-73 victory over the more fancied Slovenia in Puerto Varas.

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2011 Taiwan women’s NT rosters

The CTBA announced preliminary rosters of Taiwan women’s NT, Taiwan U19 women’s NT and Taiwan U16 women’s NT, which are listed as follow.

Taiwan women’s NT for FIBA Asia Women’s Championship: (16 players)
Lee Wan-ting (Cathay Life)
Huang Pin-chen (Cathay Life)
Lan Hao-yu (Cathay Life)
Chu Yung-hsuan (Cathay Life)
Chen Yi-feng (Cathay Life)
Huang Fan-shan (Cathay Life)
Tsai Pei-chen (Taiyuan Textile)
Liu Chun-yi (Taiyuan Textile)
Ma Yi-hung (Taiyuan Textile)
Lin Chi-wen (Taipower)
Liu Yi-chun (Taipower)
Chang Shih-chieh (Taipower)
Huang Shu-chen (Taipower)
Liu His-yeh (Chunghwa Telecom)
Chiang Yi-lien (Applause)
Chiang Feng-chun
Head coach: Chang Hui-ying
Assistants: Wang Ling, Ke Meng-yi

Taiwan women’s NT for FIBA U19 Women’s World Championship: (17 players)
Chang Chi-fang (Hujaing HS)
Lin Yu-ting (Tamsui HS)
Wei Yu-chun (Taipower)
Liu Jung-shing (Chunghwa Telecom)
Lee Ching-ning (CCU)
Chen Tsai-yi (Tamsui HS)
Yang Jung (Tamsui HS)
Cheng Yi-shiou (Pu Men HS)
Wu Ying-chieh (Taiyuan Textilte)
Huang Hsiang-ting (Haishan HS)
Chen Yu-chen (Tamsui HS)
Chang Yi-lin (Fo Guang)
Chen Chung-wei (Hujiang HS)
Kuo Chia-wen (Pu Men HS)
Wang Wei-lin (Haishan HS)
Pan Tse-yin (Chunghwa Telecom)
Li Yu-tse (Anle HS)
Head coach: Chen Mei-li
Assistants: Wang Wei-chieh, Teng Pi-chen, Hung Yi-chuan

Taiwan women’s NT for FIBA Asia U16 Women’s Championship: (24 players)
Huang Jou-chen (Haishan HS)
Chen Yu-ling (Haishan HS)
Lu Yi-han (Haishan HS)
Lee Ching-ya (Haishan HS)
Lin Wen-yo (Haishan HS)
Chen Wei-an (Haishan HS)
Tai Yi-ting (Haishan HS)
Su Yi-ching (Haishan HS)
Cheng Yu-chieh (Tamsui HS)
Han Ya-en (Tamsui HS)
Chen Yi-wen (Tamsui HS)
Ou Chieh (Tamsui HS)
Cheng Yu-chieh (Taipei First Girl’s HS)
Min Hsuan-yi (Taipei First Girl’s HS)
Liao Hui-wen (Hujiang HS)
Mo Yi-wen (Hujiang HS)
Huang Hsiang-ju (Hujiang HS)
Hsu Hsiao-tung (Hujiang HS)
Chen Ting-yu (Jinou HS)
Yo Yu-chen (Jinou HS)
Shi Ching-ju (Jinou HS)
Yang Wan-chien (Nanhu HS)
Lee Yi-chien (Nanhu HS)
Lo Chi-ling (Nanhu HS)
Head coach: Shih Chao-chieh
Assistants: Ho Su-ching, Lin Ming-hsien

Meanwhile, Taiwan NT for the FIBA U19 Men’s World Championship will primarily based on the roster of last year’s FIBA Asia U18 Men’s Championship, as the team will still be coached by Huang Wan-lung, head coach of Song-shan HS who led the school to unprecedented three-peat in the high school league in March, the CTBA said.

Training camp opened May 2 in Song-shan HS. The championship will be held in Latvia from June 30 to July 10, 2011.

Taiwan NT head coaches announced

Women’s NT

FIBA Asia Women’s Championship: Chang Hui-ying, Taipower

**Chang replaced Cathay Life’s Hung Ling-yao, who resigned from her post citing family business one week after her nomination, as the head coach. Chang will be making her debut as the NT head coach.

FIBA U19 Women’s Championship: Chen Mei-li, Tamsui High School

FIBA Asia U16 Women’s Championship: Shi Chao-chieh, Yung-jen Junior High School

Men’s NT

FIBA Asia Men’s Championship: Chou Jun-san, Taiwan Beer

FIBA U19 Men’s Championship: Huang Wan-lung, Song-shan High School

FIBA Asia U16 Men’s Championship: Lin Cheng-ming, Nen-ren High School

FIBA Asia U18 Women – Taiwan beat Korea for bronze and berth in Chile

And China beat Japan 122-78 to win the gold medal…

Final placing

LEVEL I      
1 China
2 Japan
3 Taiwan   
4 Korea    
5 Malaysia*
6 Kazakhstan**
            
LEVEL II    
1 Thailand*
2 India**
3 Philippines
4 Sri Lanka
5 Syria
6 Laos

SURAT THANI, Thailand (20th FIBA Asia U18 Championship for Women): A second quarter surge that caught their rivals completely unaware helped Chinese Taipei forge ahead for a 78-54 win over Korea in the third place play-off on Wednesday.

The bronze medal was Taipei’s first medal in eight years. Taipei had last won a medal when they bagged the silver in the 2002 edition of the Championship which they had hosted.

The third-place finish also booked Taipei’s ticket to Chile as the third FIBA Asia team to play in the 9th FIBA World U19 Championship for Women to be held in the South American country next year.

China and Japan, who play the gold medal had already qualified.

“We are thrilled to win the medal and represent FIBA Asia in the World Championship,” beamed Taipei coach Chen Mei-Li.

Korea, who had won a medal in all their 18 appearances so far – seven gold, five silver and six bronze – failed to finish on the podium for the first time in the Championship in more than three decades.

The last time Korea did not figure on the podium was in the 1980 edition at Bangkok, when they had not participated in the event.

“We were highly inconsistent,” lamented Korea coach Choul Kwon Choi.

Taipei had beaten Korea 84-82 in the Preliminary Round of the competition here and it certainly looked like Korea had learnt their lessons from that defeat, at least in the initial phases of the game.

Jihyun Lee, who was woefully off color in the previous defeat – she scored a mere five points in that game – was the leader of the early Korean charge.

Jihyun Lee opened the scoring for Korea, and followed it up a sizzling three-pointer. Gyuhee Kim added one of her own as Korea scored the first seven points of the game.

They maintained the edge on the scoreboard, but only until Taipei made their move early in the second quarter.

Lin Yu-Ting who scored 19 points in Taipei’s earlier win against Korea scored back-to-back to put Taipei level at 23-23 and Huang Hsiang-Ting followed her assist and gave Taipei the first lead of the game.

Taipei rolled on to a 12-0 spree which perched them in control of the proceedings.

Taipei went into the changing rooms 31-25 ahead and opened up a 13-point lead when Liu Jung-Hsing scored drove in the lane at about the midway mark of the third quarter.

Their control of the proceedings and the scoreboard only grew thereafter.

Lin Yu-Ting and Huang Hsiang-Ting shared the scoring honors for Taipei with Lee Ching-Ning with 15 points each.

Where Taipei flourished Korea who were outscored 6-18 in the second quarter withered.

Jihyun Lee who had scored 12 points in Korea’s initial flurry failed to add any later.

“We anticipated their early pace,” said Wang Wei-Chieh.

“Our defense was a little shaky at the start, but then it was understandable because of the pace of the game,” he added.

“We had to switch our defense, which we had planned for, and things fell in place for us,” he said.

“This medal is very crucial for Taipei basketball,” said Chen Mei-Li.

“Our preparations (for the World Championship) stars tomorrow. We are proud of what these girls have achieved here and we will ensure they keep the flag flying high.”

For Game Statistics and Detailed scores click here

S Mageshwaran / FIBA Asia